CHAPTER 71

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 9701, TITLE 10, DELAWARE CODE, PERTAINING TO CHARGES FOR SERVICES BY JUSTICES OF THE PEACE.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 9701, Title 10, Delaware Code, is amended by adding the following paragraph at the end of said section.

In cases where a default judgment shall have been entered for failure of the defendant to appear or in which judgment shall have been entered by confession, a Justice of the Peace may, on behalf of a plaintiff, collect money on said judgments and charge for such collection services; provided, however, that an agreement in writing shall have been executed between the Justice of the Peace and the plaintiff setting out the terms of the charge; provided, further, that upon request of any plaintiff a Justice of the Peace shall account for all monies collected on behalf of such plaintiff within thirty days after such request.

Approved June 24, 1963.